Category Archives: DJ GEAR

Product Review: Reloop RP-8000 Hybrid Turntables

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By Chase Jewell – Sound & Lighting Tutor For years, I’ve had a pair of Stanton STR8-60 turntables that I used for my events that I would use for doing timecode mixes. This was mostly for my bar, club, and school dance gigs. And while these turntables did the job, after five rebuilds and years…

Software Review: Jammtext by Mixcity for the Mobile DJ

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By Chase Jewell – Sound & Lighting Tutor For the past few months, I’ve been doing a test run of the DJ software Jammtext from Mixcity, which is an interactive video text to screen/slideshow program with social media integration. I wanted to get an objective, fresh look at it for myself. There are so many…

Sound System Setup Tips: Speakers, Subwoofers, and More

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By Chase Jewell – Sound & Lighting Tutor In this article, I discuss the proper setup of your PA system, as well as recommendations of what types of equipment you should use or look into purchasing. A lot goes into designing your PA system, and making sure everything runs and sounds perfect can be a…

Gig Lab: Intimidator Bar Mitzvah Blast!

Join CHAUVET DJ Senior Product Manager Allan Reiss as he blasts this Bar Mitzvah with pure Intimidator power! Featuring Intimidator Beam 140SR, Intimidator Hybrid 140SR and Intimidator Trio!

Sound-Activated vs. Intelligent Lighting

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By Chase Jewell, “Sound & Lighting Tutor” The biggest question I get asked a lot by mobile DJs just starting out is, “What dance floor lighting do you recommend I get for my DJ setup?” Well, that is a very simple question that has a very VERY complex answer. Why? Because the answer depends largely…

“The Mobile DJ Handbook” Author Stacy Zemon

DJ Brian S. Redd interviews Stacy Zemon outside the Mobile Beat Show about her professional background and books. For autographed copies visit promobiledj.com. “The Mobile DJ Handbook,” “The DJ Sales & Marketing Handbook,” “The Mobile DJ MBA” and “The Mobile DJ Entrepreneur” are also available on amazon.com.

DJ Tip In a Minute: Security for Your Gear

DJ Jay Brannan says, “I make a habit of keeping my laptop/hard drives/headphones/chargers together and away from my gig until the last minute after setting up everything else. I also tear down my laptop/hard drive/headphones first when the gig has ended and get those things OUT of the room and locked up in my van,…

Using a QSC TouchMix with a DJ Set Up

Jason Klock Shares how he uses his QSC TouchMix-8 compact digital mixer in a typical DJ set up to optimize microphones for announcements. He also shows how to set up a KW181 powered subwoofer on an aux output of the TouchMix for total subwoofer control between DJ music and microphones.

Denon DJ MC7000 Dual Audio Interface Professional DJ Controller

The MC7000 features 4-channel Serato DJ capability and dual USB connections.

Uplighting at Weddings

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By Chase Jewell, “Sound and Lighting Tutor” Uplighting is architectural accent lighting where you focus on finding the architectural features such as columns or molding in an event room and bring attention to them. Uplighting also relates to turning a plain wall into a focal point by using fanning, raking or just lights only. I’ll…